The Incidence and Survival Trends of Thymic Malignancies

Jonathan Riess, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses a population-based study of incidence and survival trends of 1261 thymic malignancies from the California Cancer Registry.

Jonathan Riess, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, discusses a population-based study of incidence and survival trends of 1261 thymic malignancies from the California Cancer Registry.

Clinical Pearls:

  • The California Cancer Registry is reported to SEER.
  • Thymic malignancies are rare tumors but they are the most common tumor of the interior mediastinum.
  • The goal of the study was to get a better sense of prognostic and clinical factors as well as changes in incidence trends of this malignancy.
  • The study found that the incidence of thymic malignancies is increasing, but it is unknown if this increase is due to increased detection or other factors.

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